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Secure Artistic Excellence for Future Generations

The Waldo Stewart Society consists of those thoughtful and dedicated supporters who have designated a special gift to benefit the Theater in the future through bequests, life insurance, trusts, IRAs or other planned giving arrangements. These important gifts ensure that Dallas Theater Center will continue to be Dallas’ premiere theatrical experience for generations to come.

We invite any friend who has remembered Dallas Theater Center in their estate plans to become a member of the Waldo Stewart Society to formalize their commitment to DTC and allow us to thank you today for the generosity you will be providing in the future. If you have already included DTC in your will, please let us know so you can enjoy the many benefits of the Society. Members are recognized in every program book and will be honored at a very special annual event.

You may leave legacy gifts in the form of bequests, charitable trusts, life insurance designations, IRA/retirement plans and charitable gift annuities. With special tax advantages, planned gifts allow you to meet your personal financial objectives while making a significant impact on the artistic and fiscal health of Dallas Theater Center.

Planning Your Gift

As you consider your estate, you may want to discuss what giving option is best for you. To learn more about the Planned Giving options that can benefit both you and Dallas Theater Center, contact Robin Plata at (214) 252-3915 or

Waldo Ewing Stewart

1915 – 2003

Waldo Stewart was a driving force behind the success of Dallas Theater Center. One of the original founders of the organization, he was instrumental in shaping the young theater company. He was a part of the earliest deliberations determining its formation in the mid 1950s. It was Waldo who contacted Frank Lloyd Wright to design the Theater’s home. Waldo was the Vice President and a Founding Trustee of DTC when the Wright-designed Kalita Humphreys Theater opened in 1959. From 1962-64 and again in 1968, Waldo served as President of DTC’s Board of Trustees and from 1971-77, he served as Chairman. Since the beginning days of Dallas Theater Center, Waldo Stewart was a veritable guiding light for DTC — clear, focused, unwavering and illuminating until his death in 2003.

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